Costa Rica government: $1.5 millions against carbon

Costa Rica government: $1.5 millions against carbon

An important project, to reduce carbon emissions and to turn the country in a real “economy with lowest level of carbon”, has been signed this week between Costa Rica and The United States governments.
The cooperation agreement, for $1.5 millions (777 millions), was signed by Anne Andrew, U.S.A. Ambassador, and Rene Castro, the Environmental Minister of Costa Rica, which is going to be part of the costa rica history.
The new resources will be used to impulse a lot of important efforts to bring a better life quality to Costa Rica population related to climatic and environmental subjects.
“This agreement is an example of how the U.S.A. conceives the climate agenda. It is and it will be priority for development to impulse a low carbon economy” says Andrew.

That is the reason to cooperate with this money as a part of the United States compromise of quickly financing, assumed by the U.S.A. government in 2009, at climate conference celebrated in Copenhague.
Neutrality – Carbon
The main goal of this agreement is helping to Costa Rica to impulse important actions against climatic change. These efforts were contemplated in the Action Planning to get a “neutrality-carbon” in 2021.
To get the proposal goals the U.S.A. government will give technical assistance to Costa Rica related to technology transference and exchange of experiences. However the country must do an important effort, especially in fuel and transport subjects, since Costa Rica airports to rural ways.
The environmental minister Castro hopes that Costa Rica gets some important advances in this sense for 2014. To get the main goal Castro says that fuels must contain a different kind of oxidants to reduce its content of carbon dioxide. This action will let the gas stations to sell differentiated fuels and to promote using electrical and hybrid vehicles.
In addition to these actions it will be necessary more public, private alliances to promote cooperation between all actors involved in the hard task to turn the country in a low carbon economy in ten years.

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